Thigh Lift Overview

Following significant weight loss there tends to be a sizeable amount of excess, loose and sagging skin in the upper thigh region. Thigh lift surgery, or thighplasty, reduces the amount of excess skin and fat leaving you with an improved contour in the thighs and buttocks.

The goal of the thigh lift surgery is to improve the proportion of the lower body, buttocks, abdomen, and legs.

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The ideal candidate for a thigh lift surgery is:

  • In good health
  • Free from any chronic medical conditions
  • Does not smoke
  • Has realistic expectations for what the procedure can offer

Why Choose Dr. Chahin?

Dr. Chahin prides himself in providing his patients with an environment of safety, comfort and care along with a high level of skill and expertise in the field of plastic surgery. Over 20 years of surgical experience has allowed him to build his practice in such a way that you will feel at ease and confident throughout your entire journey. Dr. Chahin strives to achieve natural looking, attractive results with a minimal recovery time and high patient satisfaction. With utilizing the most advanced, safest and least invasive techniques available in today’s sophisticated world of plastic surgery, he is specialized in providing the ultimate refinement of his skills in body contouring, facial aesthetics and breast sculpturing surgical techniques. Dr. Chahin provides his patients with an individualized plan, highlighting his exquisite attention to detail and personal touch. Through kindness, sophistication and exceptional quality of work, Dr. Chahin and his experienced team of staff members will go above and beyond to ensure their patients’ profound confidence and satisfaction.

“Thank you for all of your patience and help, I appreciate you and all of the work you do for the office and your patience. Thank you for always being there whenever I had questions. Everything you do, you do with a welcoming spirit.”

“Dear Dr. Chahin,
We wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you for your fantastic care of my daughter. Your quality and integrity as a surgeon and more fundamentally as a human being.”

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Every day is a special day for your patients to have you! How lucky and grateful we all are for all of your expertise and care you give to each person.”

– Thank You, Ann

Final Thoughts

It is important for you to realize that thigh lift surgery is not a substitute for a healthy weight loss program that includes a nutritious, low-calorie diet and exercise regimen. Rather, it is used after optimum weight loss has been achieved and you are looking to address excess sagging and dimpling of the skin.

Thigh lift surgery can also be done in conjunction with other surgical procedures such as liposuction or a belt lipectomy/lower body lift. Dr. Chahin will discuss with you these procedures, and what is mutually felt to be the best method of treatment to aid in achieving optimal results for you.

Thigh Lift FAQ

Generally the recovery process will take anywhere from 6-8 weeks. Patients who undergo thigh lift surgery will be able to resume activity within 2-3 weeks however, generally restrictions are released anywhere from 6-8 weeks.

Yes, generally patients will have one drain on each thigh. The drains will typically stay in place anywhere from 3-5 days following surgery and will be removed at a follow up visit in our office. While the surgical drains are in place, patients are not permitted to shower or expose the drain site to any moisture. This restriction is listed 24 hours following removal of the surgical drains.

Following surgery, you will be discharged with a surgical garment that will extend typically from your abdomen down to above the knee. Once the drains are removed and you are cleared to resume further activity by Dr. Chahin, patients can transition to other compression garments that are easily hidden under clothing. If you have questions about garments or wish to obtain recommendations our office will be happy to provide suggestions.

Generally, this procedure is deemed a low risk procedure. Some risks that are discussed with patients include but are no limited to bleeding, scarring, infection, fluid accumulation and potential nerve damage.